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Old 04-17-2009, 11:28 PM   #11
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

This looks like a troll post to me!
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:52 PM   #12
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

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This looks like a troll post to me!
Exactly what I was thinking ...

Honestly, why would you eat healthy ONLY for good recovery? I'm not gonna even bother ...
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:04 AM   #13
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

Eating healthy--->fuel for intensity during workouts--->results and continued progress

If you don't continue to push your limits on intensity, your gains will plateau. You can't go full intensity unless you're eating right and getting enough sleep.
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:42 AM   #14
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

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This looks like a troll post to me!
Try to think outside of the box.



I noticed that I'm gaining strength where I was stuck a while back. I believe my problem didn't have anything to do with eating completely healthy (I was), I think it was a lack of calories. I have a high metabolism to begin with, doing crossfit along with that must burn a ton of calories.

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Old 04-18-2009, 01:55 AM   #15
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Exactly what I was thinking ...

Honestly, why would you eat healthy ONLY for good recovery? I'm not gonna even bother ...
My goal mainly is getting into better shape, for my future career. Recovery helps with being ready for tomorrow's workout to better prepare myself for that career.


Why do you eat healthier?

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:04 AM   #16
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

When I was first beginning my body was not as prepared as it is now to handle hard workouts. That was my earlier point.

If my progress stalls out, I'll start eating more healthy. Along with eating more healthy food. Right now I'm going to see how well I do with my current diet.

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Old 04-18-2009, 04:37 AM   #17
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

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Try to think outside of the box.



I noticed that I'm gaining strength where I was stuck a while back. I believe my problem didn't have anything to do with eating completely healthy (I was), I think it was a lack of calories. I have a high metabolism to begin with, doing CrossFit along with that must burn a ton of calories.
If you thought it was lack of calories, then you should be eating more... but not eating food that isnt good for you. If you've read the "Breyers Every Day" thread, a lot of people seem to think that Crossfitters in general run on too much of a caloric defecit, so when adding 1 good helping of a high fat food (ice cream), people actually see better recovery and results.

HOWEVER, I don't think that posts like that give people carte blache to just eat garbage all day. I think that you should go back to what you were eating during your "plateau" and start adding in some calories (ice cream if you care for it) and see how you do.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:06 AM   #18
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When I was first beginning my body was not as prepared as it is now to handle hard workouts. That was my earlier point.

If my progress stalls out, I'll start eating more healthy. Along with eating more healthy food. Right now I'm going to see how well I do with my current diet.
If you're continuing to see progress, you're seeing gains in spite of your diet, not because of it. Eating better would probably lead to more significant gains.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:39 AM   #19
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

The benchmark times improve the quickest if you do constantly varied, functional movements exectuted at a high intensity on a good diet. This is also the best way to get into 'better shape'. Unless you know more than Coach...

I have never heard any body say "my benchmark times improved the most when I started eating junk".

I'm a fan of the ice cream but if you need extra calories eat more nuts and meat.


Oh! And what's your Fran time?
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:03 PM   #20
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Re: Nutrition really that neccessary

I'm a little surpised that after 1469 posts and seein the changes in your body while eating healthy you don't have an understanding about why you can't see your abs anymore.
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